• Conversations in Held Poses by Lilli Carré

Feast your eyes on something visually stimulating this weekend. Here’s what’s going down in visual arts:

Thursday 1/9

“Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center The first day of an exhibition that examines the life of South African civil rights activist Helen Suzman through letters, photos, newspaper articles, and speech excerpts.

Friday 1/10

“Are We There Yet?” at Arc Gallery The opening day of an exhibit featuring abstract paintings by Ann O’Brien. Reception 6-9 PM.

“Vacancy” at Schneider Gallery Photographs of abandoned storefronts by Lynn Saville. Reception 5-7:30 PM.

Saturday 1/11

“Paint, Paste, and Sticker: Artist talk” at Chicago Cultural Center The parties responsible for art found along Chicago’s streets and el tracks, including Chris Silva and You Are Beautiful, share the stories behind their work. Read Deanna Isaacs’s piece about the exhibit “Paint Paste Sticker: Chicago Street Art” here.

Sunday 1/12

“State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970” at Smart Museum of Art The last day to view an exhibition of conceptual art that arose from California in the late 60s and early 70s.


Lilli Carré at Museum of Contemporary Art The comics artist hosts a solo show. Noah Berlatsky calls the work “quiet and comfortable.” Read his write-up here.